Ferry to Isle of Man
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Belfast to Douglas Ferry

The Belfast to Douglas ferry route is provided by 1 operator and is available for booking all year round. The ferry crossing from Belfast to Douglas takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes on ferries servicing this route. The duration for the Belfast to Douglas ferry can range between 2 hours 45 minutes and 4 hours 30 minutes depending on the operator that you decide to travel with.

Belfast to Douglas Ferry Schedules

There is 1 weekly sailing from Belfast to Douglas. Steam Packet provide 1 sailing per week. Ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Belfast to Douglas Ferry Time

The first ferry leaves Belfast at approximately 01:30 and the last ferry leaves at approximately 10:45. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

High Speed Ferry Belfast to Douglas

The fastest ferry from Belfast to Douglas is with Steam Packet in 2 hours and 45 minutes.

How much is a fast ferry from Belfast to Douglas?

The fastest ferries from Belfast to Douglas usually cost around £218.

Can I take an overnight ferry from Belfast to Douglas?

You can take an overnight ferry on the Belfast to Douglas route. This ferry leaves 01:30 and arrives in Douglas at 04:15.

Can I reserve a cabin on the ferry from Belfast to Douglas?

You can book cabins on ferries that sail from Belfast to Douglas with Steam Packet.

Can I bring pets on the Belfast Douglas ferry?

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on ferries travelling from Belfast to Douglas.

Belfast to Douglas Ferry Price

The price of a ferry from Belfast to Douglas can vary between £26 and £621 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is £82.40, prices can range from £26 and £616. The average price with a car is £328.50. Car prices can range from £224 and £621. Prices may vary for other vehicle types. All ferry prices can change from season to season.

Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days. Please note that prices do not include booking fees.

Cheap Ferry Belfast Douglas

Find cheap ferry tickets using our deal finder. It is highly recommended that you book in advance to ensure yourself the best possible prices and availability on the ferry to Douglas.

How to get from Belfast to Douglas

The best way to travel from Belfast to Douglas is by ferry. With 1 sailing per day, you are bound to find a suitable ferry crossing to suit your needs. However, there are alternative routes to explore if you require additional flexibility.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Northern Ireland to Isle of Man page.
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Belfast - Douglas Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 1
Operators Steam Packet
Average Price £258*
Average Weekly Sailings 1
Average Sailing Duration 3h 30m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 45m
First Ferry 02:30
Last Ferry 11:15
Distance 91 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Belfast to Douglas?

The ferry crossing time from Belfast to Douglas is approximately 2h 45m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

How much is the ferry from Belfast to Douglas?

Belfast to Douglas ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Belfast to Douglas is £259. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Belfast to Douglas?

There is 1 ferry operator for Belfast to Douglas and this is
  • Steam Packet

How can I book ferry tickets from Belfast to Douglas?

Book ferries from Belfast to Douglas through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Belfast to Douglas?

Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Belfast to Douglas with
  • Steam Packet

Can you take your car on the ferry from Belfast to Douglas?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Belfast to Douglas with
  • Steam Packet

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Belfast to Douglas?

No, pets are not permitted onboard the ferries.

How far is Douglas from Belfast?

The distance between Belfast to Douglas is approximately 91 nautical Miles.

Belfast Douglas Ferry reviews

  • "I was very sick"

    Crew very pleasant and helpful. Seats comfortable. Good refreshments. Smooth car parking. However inevitably due to choppy seas there was a lot of sickness. The food that my friends ate looked delicious.

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  • "good journey"

    Very comfortable crossing, staff helpful and pleasant,I would use this service again if I needed to cross to the Isle of Man again.We did not use the catering service so cannot comment on that.

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    Is my first time that I travel in ferry, very happy with the attention, excellent service, thank you very much

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  • "Heysham-Douglas Crossing"

    A very comfortable crossing to and from the Isle of Man. The outward journey was extremely busy but staff were very helpful in finding seating and and gave great service, cheerful at all times.

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Belfast Guide

Belfast Harbour is a main hub in the importation and exportation of goods and for passenger ferry services. Operated by Stena Line, Belfast ferry port provides regular passenger ferry crossings to Cairnryan in Scotland and Liverpool Birkenhead in England. Run by Steam Packet, there are also seasonal services to Douglas on the Isle of Man, across the Irish Sea. The city of Belfast, in Northern Ireland, is the capital city located in County Antrim, although parts of the city spread over to County Down. The city has a long tradition in the production of Irish linen, tobacco, rope and shipbuilding. In fact, the city's main shipbuilder, Harland and Wolf, is known for building the RMS Titanic in the early 20th Century. Today, Belfast is an important centre for commerce, the arts, higher education, law, business and of course, tourism.

Douglas Guide

Douglas is the Isle of Man's largest town and lies on the east coast of the island, on the edge of a two mile sweeping bay and beach. The offers visitors many things to do and see and its promenade is always a hive of activity. Popular things to do in the town include the guided Story of Mann trail which takes visitors around some of the most famous sites, beginning at the Manx Museum. For petrol heads, the TT Grandstand is always popular and is where spectators can get the best view of the start and finish line of the world famous Isle of Mann TT Race. A trip to the Great Union Camera Obscura on Douglas Head is also worth a visit. Ferry services from Douglas, operated by The Steam Packet Company, depart to Heysham, Liverpool, Dublin and Belfast. Both conventional and fast ferries are available, although the fast ferries only operate between March and November. Facilities on board the boats include shops, cafes and bars.

Which is better Belfast or Douglas?

Comparing Belfast and Douglas depends on various factors such as personal preferences, interests, and the purpose of the visit. Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, offers a rich historical and cultural experience. It is known for its vibrant arts scene, stunning architecture, and the Titanic Belfast museum. The city's attractions include the Giant's Causeway, the Peace Walls, and the beautiful botanical gardens. Belfast also offers a wide range of dining options, pubs, and nightlife.

On the other hand, Douglas is the capital of the Isle of Man, a self-governing British Crown dependency. It is a smaller and more relaxed destination compared to Belfast. Douglas is famous for its picturesque waterfront, Victorian architecture, and the annual Isle of Man TT motorcycle race. The island is known for its natural beauty, with scenic coastal drives, rugged cliffs, and charming villages.

Ultimately, the choice between Belfast and Douglas depends on individual preferences. If you are interested in history, culture, and a bustling city atmosphere, Belfast may be the better option. However, if you prefer a quieter, more laid-back destination with beautiful natural landscapes, Douglas and the Isle of Man may be more suitable.

How many days in Douglas is enough?

The number of days needed in Douglas depends on various factors such as personal interests, available time, and desired activities. However, a 2-3 day visit is usually sufficient to explore the main attractions. During this time, visitors can explore the historic downtown area, which offers charming shops, restaurants, and art galleries. They can also visit the Douglas Beach, known for its sandy shores and beautiful sunsets. Additionally, the Saugatuck Dunes State Park is a must-visit for nature enthusiasts, offering hiking trails and stunning views of Lake Michigan.

For art lovers, the Saugatuck Center for the Arts and the Water Street Gallery are worth exploring. Wine enthusiasts can visit local wineries to taste the region's renowned wines. Moreover, Douglas is known for its LGBTQ-friendly atmosphere and hosts various events throughout the year, such as the Douglas Social Club and the Saugatuck-Douglas Art Prize. Overall, by spending 2-3 days in Douglas, visitors can experience the town's unique charm, enjoy its natural beauty, and indulge in its cultural and artistic offerings.

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